Every month, the ‘Innovate78 Newsletter‘ features a curation of top headlines, events and opportunities from North County, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from North County’s most trusted news sources, Innovate 78 News provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past month.
HISPANIC AND LATINO BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES
National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and honor the culture, history, heritage and contributions of Spanish, Caribbean and Central and South American people in the U.S. In observance, we’ve compiled just a few community and business resources for Hispanic and Latino residents along the 78 Corridor.
COLLINS AEROSPACE LANDS $674M U.S. AIR FORCE CONTRACT
The U.S. Air Force awarded Carlsbad-based Collins Aerospace three contracts worth nearly $674 million combined to support its fleet of U-2 ‘Dragon Lady’ high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. The news comes weeks after Collins was awarded $2.6M to develop Earth-like atmosphere for space travel—another nod to the region’s thriving aerospace industry.
CUE HEALTH FILES FOR IPO
Vista’s Cue Health has filed for an initial public offering following significant revenue gains amid the pandemic. In March, its tests were given emergency approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for home and over-the-counter use. Cue Health plans to hire more than 500 people as the company continues to grow.
PLANT PROTIEN STARTUP PLANTIBLE FOODS RAISES $21.5M
San Marcos-based Plantible Foods raised $21.5 million in a Series A round. The investment will support the startup’s 2022 commercial launch and opening of its first commercial facility. Plantible Foods creates a lemna-fueled plant protein designed to replace animal protein from a functional and nutritional perspective.
In other news:
- CARLSBAD Tyra Biosciences raises $173M to bring cancer resistance programs to clinics.
- ESCONDIDO City Creek restoration project receives $8.5M grant.
- OCEANSIDE MiraCosta College breaks ground on its $38M student services building.
- SAN MARCOS CSUSM nets $6M grant for student veterans, wins national recognition for student support.
- VISTA Om Mushroom relocates corporate headquarters to Vista.
Oceanside Job Fair
The City of Oceanside, Oceanside Chamber and Visit Oceanside are hosting an in-person job fair to address the needs of local employers and assist job seekers in securing meaningful employment. All Oceanside job seekers are welcome to attend at no cost.
Carlsbad Village Job Fair
Join Carlsbad Village from 8:00-11:00am at Engel & Volkers’ parking lot for an in-person hiring event. Bring your resume and meet with Carlsbad Village businesses looking to hire over morning coffee and snacks. No registration is required.
Engel & Volkers Carlsbad
2965 Roosevelt St., Ste. C
Carlsbad, CA 92008
San Diego Startup Month
October 1 – 29
Enjoy a month of in-person and virtual content and experiences that bring together entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, executives and talent to connect, educate and inspire the San Diego innovation ecosystem.
HR Business Partner — Quidel, Carlsbad
Biomedical Services Technician — Palomar Health, Escondido
Medical Assistant – Orthopedic Surgery — Scripps Health, Oceanside
Account Manager — Verity Case, San Marcos
Lead Product Designer — NewRocket, Vista
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